One of several estuaries opening into Atlantic Ocean at The Top of the Island | Photo by Hideaway Campground & Oyster Market (

Northern Cape Breton’s Top of the Island region is home to the string of beaches that make up the “Aspy Cresent”.  This miles-long sweep of sand, interrupted occasionally

Towards John Cabot's landing on North Harbour beach | Keith Capstick (

All the beaches of the Aspy Crescent enjoy the  “Protected” status, endowed by the province of Nova Scotia. This means that although they’re available for public enjoyment, no camping, fires or motor vehicles are allowed.  In this way the enjoyment of walking a truly natural beach environment is available to all.

We invite you to include a number of explorations of our beaches under your list of planned outdoor activities.


Cliffside coves shelter beaches composed of sand and cobbles | Photo by Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures

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